Originally Posted by Steve Pavlina
I'm pretty sure I created this problem to learn how many Steves it would take to change a light bulb.
Subjectively speaking I wanted to do something a bit more creative with my office this time, so the lighting problem is an opportunity in disguise -- it nudges me to do something more interesting with the lights because the most obvious solution is a dead end.
Yup. The problem I created for myself having to build my own fence that spans about 1,000 feet was an opportunity in disguise as well. 1,000 feet is about 90-100 fence posts. At approx. 2.2 bags of cement per post, that's approx 220 bags of cement. At 55lbs per bag, that's 12,100 lbs of cement I had to haul, lift several times, mix and pour in the last month or so. In that time I have built my lifting strength up big time. I can now lift those bags quite easily, whereas when I started I remember the 55lbs bag seemed so heavy.
I basically created an opportunity to force myself to work out